Feet. Some people love them and some people hate them. No matter how you feel about feet, you appreciate them as an integral part of your body. They literally take us to where we want to go. Interestingly, many do not take care for their feet beyond rinsing them in the shower. Is it really necessary to do more to care for them? Are there any benefits in giving more attention to them? Here are a few reasons to consider pedicures as a way to tend to your feet.
Better Than the DIY Approach
You could try to take a “do it yourself” approach to care for your feet. A lot of people do. Even if this may be a convenient option, you will likely be wasting precious time instead of going to a professional. Why? Professionals have the tools and know the techniques to perform thorough pedicures. They can clean nails, scrub off dead skin and massage to improve circulation. In addition, they have the training and the skills to do the job, fast. Really, in the end, it’s all about giving yourself more time for the things you love.
When getting a pedicure at a spa there are special services. Pedicures may include a foot soak in warm water. Your feet are placed in a foot bath with bubbles that help to relax the muscles. Your cuticles are softened and this helps when they clean your nails. The dead skin also becomes softened as a result of the soak. The technician will then scrub the dead skin off of your feet revealing soft, supple skin underneath. This process also helps improve circulation.
After the foot soak they will cut your cuticles in order to reveal more of the nail bed. This process makes your toe nails look longer and cleaner. Next, they will clean your feet again, dry them off and then give you a stimulating foot massage. Because there are so many nerve endings in your feet, some have said a foot massage can make you feel like you are getting a full body massage. This is a particularly important benefit that can not be achieved when performing your own pedicure.
Taking care of your feet by getting pedicures benefits your entire body. Most take their feet for granted and pay little attention to them. The next time you pass a spa or nail salon, consider stopping in for a relaxing pedicure.